REI Co-op to open in Town and Country, Missouri in spring 2022
New store marks outdoor retailer’s second location in the state
Jul 7, 2021
Specialty outdoor retailer REI Co-op will open a new store in spring 2022 in Town and Country, Missouri. The location will offer a wide assortment of apparel, gear and expertise for camping, climbing, cycling, fitness, hiking, paddling and more. For those who love to adventure on two wheels, a full-service bike shop will be staffed by certified technicians.
“After joining the St. Louis community in 2001, we look forward to expanding our support and impact with our second location in Town and Country,” said Kurt Feilke, REI retail divisional vice president. “In addition to offering expertise and great gear, we will continue to invest in the natural places that make this region so special.”
REI is the country’s largest consumer co-op. While anyone is welcome to shop and tap into the company’s resources in support of an active lifestyle, members enjoy a range of benefits. Perks include a used gear trade-in program in exchange for REI gift cards; discounts on experiences, classes, rentals and shop services; a share of the co-op’s annual profits based on qualifying purchases; and more.
REI actively partners with nonprofits across the country to steward and maintain local trails and public lands to connect more people to the outdoors. Since 2002, the co-op has invested $500,000 in Missouri land agencies and nonprofit partners, of which $180,000 was directed to St. Louis-based nonprofits. Investments this year include Great Rivers Greenway Foundation, Heartland Conservation Alliance, Ozark Trail Association, Trailnet and Urban Trail Co. As REI approaches the opening of the new store, the co-op will continue its support of nonprofits in the local outdoor community.
- Address: Town & Country Crossing; 1074 Town and Country Crossing Drive, Town and Country, MO 60317
- 23,000 square feet
- Special Features: Full-service bike shop, buy online - pick up in store, curbside pickup, virtual outfitting
- REI Co-op Membership: 64,000 in St. Louis and 195,000 in Missouri
- Closest REI Store: St Louis (opened 2001), approximately 20 miles away
Join the REI team
REI expects to hire approximately 50 employees for REI Town and Country. Candidates interested in joining the REI team can apply online at REI.com/jobs and a timeline for hiring is here. Candidates can set up a job alert on the co-op’s career site to be notified when positions are posted. New employees will receive a wide variety of benefits, including generous product and service discounts, competitive pay and retirement contributions. REI employees also enjoy unique perks, such as two paid “Co-op Way Days” each year that allow them to enjoy their favorite outdoor activity and an additional paid day off on Black Friday to encourage all employees to #OptOutside.
REI is a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle. The nation’s largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of more than 20 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. REI has 168 locations in 39 states and the District of Columbia. If you can’t visit a store, you can shop at REI.com, REI Outlet or the REI shopping app. REI isn’t just about gear. Adventurers can take the trip of a lifetime with REI’s active adventure travel company that runs more than 100 itineraries across the country. In many communities where REI has a presence, professionally trained instructors share their expertise by hosting beginner-to advanced-level classes and workshops about a wide range of activities. To build on the infrastructure that makes life outside possible, REI invests millions annually in hundreds of local and national nonprofits that create access to—and steward—the outdoor places that inspire us all.